Four Questions with Effingham County coach Buddy Holder



GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We'll report from a different head coach each day.

Buddy Holder, Effingham County

1. What is the most memorable game you've been a part of as a player or coach? "The 1987 Evans vs. Effingham County football game where I was on the field when the infamous headset was removed from our quarterback's helmet. Now I am the head coach at one of the schools involved. [In the 1987 Class AAAA quarterfinals, Evans defeated Effingham County 12-10, but the result was overturned because Evans' quarterback played with a radio in his helmet that allowed communication with coaches.]

2. Which high school coach would you want your son to play for, and why? "My father, Terry Holder. The experiences - winning and work ethics - that my teammates and I were able to enjoy are priceless." [Terry Holder, a member of the GACA Hall of Fame, was head coach at Greenbrier from 1996 to 1998, leading the Wolfpack to playoff berths each season, but was better known as a baseball coach. His teams at Greenbrier and Evans won eight state titles.]

3. What is your favorite saying/motto? "Compete in everything you do on and off the field."

4. Which GHSA policy or high school football rule would you most like to see changed? "I would like there to be more oversight on the officiating. Without the ability to appeal games, it has created an attitude among most officials that they don't have anybody to answer to, and when you get some who do not take pride in their work on the field, it is more evident."

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